The Crown of BeantownAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Dyer Brown and Richmond International reimagine one of Boston’s historic hotels, The Langham, into a global destination
There is just something about Boston. From the historic Georgian architecture to the deluge of Ivy League colleges, world-famous museums and of course, the seafood, New England’s largest city is not to be missed. Nestled in the heart of the Financial District is one of Boston’s most iconic hotels, The Langham.
Originally built in 1922 to house the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the landmarked property recently underwent a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation, transforming the classic American hotel into a highly sought-after destination. Led by architects at Dyer Brown and the design teams at Richmond International, the much-needed renovation honors the building’s history while adapting to the desires of today’s modern traveler. “We are thrilled to welcome guests back to The Langham after more than two years of restoration and reimagination of the space,” said Michele Grosso, managing director of The Langham, Boston. “Guests of The Langham will surely notice the extraordinary transformation that came with a great deal of time and care, tying it seamlessly back to its Boston banking heritage but with a fresh, luxurious touch.”
When stepping inside the lobby, rich hues, brass accents and warm woods create a cozy and inviting energy. Guest rooms feature New England–inspired finishes and fabrics, while each bathroom is clad in luxurious marble. The jewel of the hotel is the esteemed Chairman Suite, an expansive penthouse that houses a living room complete with a baby grand piano and dining room that seats eight people.
Whether dining in or dressing up for a quick trip downstairs, guests can enjoy unforgettable cocktails, bites and British-inspired design at The Fed, or travel upstairs to the Italian restaurant Grana. The highly anticipated eatery, helmed by Executive Chef Stephen Bukoff, features an authentic menu of Italian dishes created to inspire long conversations, celebrations and return visits. “It has been my dream to be at the helm of a restaurant in my hometown of Boston for my entire career,” said Bukoff.